Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 17 March 2017.   The Bill is currently at Stage 1.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

28 March 2017 (private)

9 May 2017 (evidence)

30 May 2017 (evidence)

6 June 2017 (evidence)

13 June 2017 (evidence)

20 June 2017 (evidence)

Dates of consideration by other committees:

25 April 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

31 May 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Report: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 27 April 2017